In her first comments about a potential White House run, Sarah Palin refused to rule out whether she'll make a 2012 bid, but insisted she's more focused on helping Republicans win in 2010.
"I've never committed to running for president, Palin said today during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. "That's not where my focus is."
Yet the former Alaska governor made clear she's considering her political standing. Asked about polls that show she's popular with Republicans but increasingly unpopular with independents, Palin dismissed polls as "fickle." But she blamed her low numbers on negative media coverage. "If I believed everything I read in the media, I wouldn't like me either," she said.
Speaking about her recent video championing "Mama Grizzlies," Palin insisted she's not trying to build a movement of conservative women ahead of 2012. "The video was about supporting people who want to get the country back on track," she said. "They just happen to be women." Though she was quick to note she's willing to support men, too "with common sense."
While dodging 2012 questions, Palin still sounded like a potential candidate, trashing President Obama on everything from immigration to the economy. She praised Arizona GOP Gov. Jan Brewer for defending her state's controversial new immigration law against the Obama administration.
"Jan Brewer has the cojones that our president does not have," Palin said. "If our own president will not enforce our federal law, more power to Jan Brewer."